Breakfast for dinner on April 18!

Guess who’s having breakfast for dinner on Thursday, April 18th? We are! 😋

We’ll be at Hannah’s Koney Island this month doing a breakfast potluck so Terry can take a break from the soup kitchen and soak in some warm weather. If you can, please bring a breakfast dish to pass.

Come see Tender Heart Gardens and Community Mental Health present about the good that they’re doing in Lansing and how our donations can help them do even more. Please invite friends and family, too. The more people we bring together, the bigger our impact on Lansing!

About the Presenters

Tender Heart Gardens is a queer and trans gardening collective working on Lansing’s Eastside. Gardeners and community members of all ages are invited to share their labor, skills, love, and support as they create a positive neighborhood space and grow delicious food.

Community Mental Health helps anyone with a mental health need to gain access to resources that allow them to seek their desired quality of life and to participate in the life of the community. They are looking for ways to support young adults with basic needs to help them gain their independence in the community as they learn to navigate their lives as an adult.

Important Details

Hannah’s Koney Island
4790 S. Hagadorn Rd.
East Lansing, Michigan 48823

If you have a favorite breakfast dish, consider making it and sharing with the group. And remember to bring a $5 recommended donation to support your favorite community-building project at our event. This is the most important part for our presenters!

6:30 – Doors open
7:15 – Proposals
7:45 – Winner announced and awarded

Next month,  SoupGrant is on May 16th (the 3rd Thursday of the month). We hope to see you at that one, too!

Interested in sharing your community-building idea with us? Apply here!

Two very green presenters for March 21!

Spring is almost here and we have green on the brain! 💚

Join us on Thursday, March 21st — the second day of spring — for two Lansing presenters who are also thinking green: Tender Heart Gardens and Go Green Trikes. They both have important stories to tell about Lansing’s Eastside and you won’t want to miss it.

Bring friends and family for a nice, warm soup dinner and hear what good things our presenters are doing in Lansing. Don’t forget to bring a bowl, a spoon, and a $5 donation to support these great groups!

About the Presenters

Go Green Trikes and the Lansing Eastside Gateway lost everything, including the life of an employee, in a fire. Not everything was covered by insurance. These organizations were home to 25 small business owners, hosted pop-up farm and art markets, and all supported the local economy and bringing fresh, new ideas to the Eastside.

Tender Heart Gardens is a queer and trans gardening collective working on Lansing’s Eastside. Gardeners and community members of all ages are invited to share their labor, skills, love, and support as they create a positive neighborhood space and grow delicious food.

Important Details

Grace Lutheran Church
528 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lansing, Michigan 48915

Remember to bring a $5 recommended donation to support your favorite community-building project at our event. This is the most important part for our presenters!

6:30 – Doors open
7:15 – Proposals
7:45 – Winner announced and awarded

Next month,  SoupGrant is on April 18th (the 3rd Thursday of the month). We hope to see you at that one, too!

Interested in sharing your community-building idea with us? Apply here!

Show Lansing some love on February 21 â¤ï¸

On February 21 we’re inviting South Lansing Ministries back and introducing you all to Love In Deed. $5 at the door gives you a vote for the project of your choice. At the end of the night, the project with the most votes takes home the money as a SoupGrant!

You don’t just get a vote! We will provide a FREE meal of an array of delicious, homemade soups, salad, and bread! There are always vegan and vegetarian options available, too.

Attendees should bring a bowl and spoon for soup and a friend or two!

About the Presenters

South Lansing Ministries (SLM) is a branch of the Greater Lansing Food Bank. We serve over 300 individuals per month. We also host a personal needs closet where people in need can grab items like toilet paper, toothpaste, and deodorant, as well as a computer bank that people can use to apply for benefits or search for employment.

Love In Deed supports Michigan’s foster children by providing clothing, shoes, and other items that are essential for daily living at no cost to the foster families. They desire that each foster placement be successful.

Important Details

Grace Lutheran Church
528 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lansing, Michigan 48915

Remember to bring a $5 recommended donation to support your favorite community-building project at our event. This is the most important part for our presenters!

6:30 – Doors open
7:15 – Proposals
7:45 – Winner announced and awarded

Next month,  SoupGrant is on March 21st (the 3rd Thursday of the month). We hope to see you at that one, too!

Interested in sharing your community-building idea with us? Apply here!

Mmm, hot soup on January 17 ðŸ¥£

On January 17 we have two great presenters: Crabbe Law Services and South Lansing Ministries. Each presenter will talk about their project. $5 at the door gives you a vote for the project of your choice. At the end of the night, the project with the most votes takes home the money as a SoupGrant!

You don’t just get a vote! We will provide a FREE meal of an array of delicious, homemade soups, salad, and bread! There are always vegan and vegetarian options available, too.

Attendees should bring a bowl and spoon for soup and a friend or two!

About the Presenters

Crabbe Law Services is a non-profit law firm that provides legal services to clients whose household income is between 125% and 300% of the Federal Poverty Level at a reduced cost.

South Lansing Ministries (SLM) is a branch of the Greater Lansing Food Bank. We serve over 300 individuals per month. We also host a personal needs closet where people in need can grab items like toilet paper, toothpaste, and deodorant, as well as a computer bank that people can use to apply for benefits or search for employment.

Important Details

Grace Lutheran Church
528 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lansing, Michigan 48915

Remember to bring a $5 recommended donation to support your favorite community-building project at our event. This is the most important part for our presenters!

6:30 – Doors open
7:15 – Proposals
7:45 – Winner announced and awarded

Next month,  SoupGrant is on December 20 (the 3rd Thursday of the month). We hope to see you at that one, too!

Interested in sharing your community-building idea with us? Apply here!

December 20 is our 2nd annual Holiday Grant!

This month — December 20th to be exact — we’re celebrating our second annual Holiday Grant. Bring along some friends and family and tell them what’s special about this month at SoupGrant!

Potluck and Prizes

Instead of our usual soup buffet, we are inviting everyone to participate in a macaroni and dessert potluck. Bring your favorite macaroni and cheese or dessert to share and who knows, you may win a prize! We’re giving a little something to the most delicious macaroni dish, most delicious dessert, and the most unique across both dishes.

Bring a Stocking Stuffer

Instead of presenters, we’ll have stockings for everyone to stuff. One each for:

  1. Building Twentyone
  2. SoupGrant kitchen supplies

About SoupGrant

Grace Lutheran Church
528 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lansing, Michigan 48915

Our next SoupGrant is on January 17 (the 3rd Thursday of the month). Bring a bowl and spoon for soup – and a friend or two!

Interested in sharing your community-building idea with us? Apply here!

November 15 — warm up with soup and support

On November 15 we have two important projects to show you: The Fledge’s Coding Club and Building Twentyone’s fire restoration. Each presenter will talk about their project. $5 at the door gives you a vote for the project of your choice. At the end of the night, the project with the most votes takes home the money as a SoupGrant!

You don’t just get a vote! We will provide a FREE meal of an array of delicious, homemade soups, salad, and bread! There are always vegan and vegetarian options available, too.

Attendees should bring a bowl and spoon for soup and a friend or two!

About the Presenters

The Fledge is an inclusive space that melds technology, art, and entrepreneurship. They host a free, family-and-all-ages-friendly Coding Club for anyone who wants to learn how to code or help others learn. They are building a library of code and circuit designs for ‘internet of things’ devices to keep pace with the growth of their club. Any budget will be dedicated to Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, and sensors.

Building Twentyone helps teenagers develop positive habits and values by giving them a safe, constructive place to drop in after school. They offer tutoring, a large space for safe party alternatives, workspaces for homework and projects, and the only indoor skate park within 75 miles of Lansing, Michigan. On October 14, their building burned down and now they’re looking to rebuild.

Important Details

Grace Lutheran Church
528 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lansing, Michigan 48915

Remember to bring a $5 recommended donation to support your favorite community-building project at our event. This is the most important part for our presenters!

6:30 – Doors open
7:15 – Proposals
7:45 – Winner announced and awarded

Next month,  SoupGrant is on December 20 (the 3rd Thursday of the month). We hope to see you at that one, too!

Interested in sharing your community-building idea with us? Apply here!

Tailgate potluck this Thursday, tell your friends!

This month we’re hosting a tailgate-themed potluck. Bring your favorite tailgating dish. Wear something to represent your favorite sports team if you want, too!

Each presenter will talk about their project. $5 at the door gives you a vote for the project of your choice. At the end of the night, the project with the most votes takes home the money as a SoupGrant!

And like any tailgate event, make sure to invite some friends. 😉

Important Details

Grace Lutheran Church
528 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lansing, Michigan 48915

Remember to bring a $5 recommended donation to support your favorite community-building project at our event. This is the most important part for our presenters!

6:30 – Doors open
7:15 – Proposals
7:45 – Winner announced and awarded

Next month,  SoupGrant is on November 15 (the 3rd Thursday of the month). We hope to see you at that one, too!

Interested in sharing your community-building idea with us? Apply here!